Just Make Work!

Painting by Joan Snyder "Magic Meadow"

Painting by Joan Snyder
“Magic Meadow”

Class notes from Poetic Non-Representational Acrylic Painting with Andrew Long, Fall 2007

What do you think of when you think of a building?  Do you think of the structure underneath?   Why don’t they call it a “built”?  “Building” is a verb – a process.

Maxine Price – a fellow student’s favorite artist, for layers and colors.

Just make work!  Andrew made over 150 pcs. his first year; he’s now been painting 7 years.

Joan Snyder – who won a Brooklyn Museum exhibit.

Techniques:

  • Clear tar – makes acrylics work more like oil.
  • Get an ice chopper and cake spatula from restaurant supply store.

 

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The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.

— Marc Chagall
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  • Awesome! The colors are gorgeous, and overall painting reads as an aerial but maintains that abstractness you are so good at.
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